Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A DEATH OF A GIANT IN SOMALI LITERATURE

Medeshi Nov 3, 2008
A DEATH OF A GIANT IN SOMALI LITERATURE
I've been saddened to hear the ill-timely death of the late ABDI MUXUMAD AMIIN who was buried today in Nairobi.
He's been a towering figure in the field of Somali literary history. I've been priviledged to have known the late Abdi Muxumed Amiin in my early years of university education in Mogadishu.
I've also been priviledged to literally enjoy his songs & dramas that captured the imagination of the Somali nation.
The "Muufo, muufo macaan", " Landcruiser", and many more of some of his contributions.
The late Abdi Muxumed Amiin was also an admirable singer of mine. Remember the song he sang with Hibo Nuura.
I would like to remind you of some of the verses in that song. " Haddii dawo bakooto, maxaa lagu dabiibaa!"
"Haddii dab dhaxamoodo, maxaa laga diiriyaa!" "Waa su'aal da'a weynoo madax daalinaysee, dadweynahaa la weydiin".
May Allah rest his soul in peace.
Dr. Hassan Ismail Yussuf
Hargeisa

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